The government has no plans for a national referendum to approve the Medium-Term Fiscal Strategy, government spokesman George Petalotis said on Tuesday.
"The Medium-Term plan is not everything but only a stage, a step in the change that the country needs," he told reporters.

Explaining a reference to the possibility of holding a referendum made by Prime Minister George Papandreou during Monday's cabinet meeting, Petalotis said that this was a standing position held by the prime minister.

"In an age when there is a need for great consensuses in order to proceed with major changes, if it is necessary and if such issues of major importance are raised and something like this is decided, a referendum may contribute," he said.